Civano Community School

4 December 2020


Community Time -- 8:35am -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday

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Meeting ID: 844 5043 0392

Passcode: CivanoCT

Dec 8 -- CPA Meeting 6pm via Google Meets

Dec 9 -- Upper School Reading Benchmark 2

Dec 9 - Craft Day 9:00-10:30 Middlers; 12:30-2:00 Youngers

Dec 10 - DEADLINE to notify of transition from B2C to Hybrid Learning CLICK HERE FOR FORM

Dec 10 - Writing Benchmark - Youngers

Dec 10 - Upper School Math Benchmark 2

Dec 10 - Craft Day 12:30 - 2:00 Olders

Dec 14 - Middlers and Olders Math Benchmark 2

Dec 15 -- Lottery Information Meeting 2 - 8:30am via Zoom

Dec 15 - Middlers and Olders Reading Benchmark 2

Dec 15 -- Site Council 2:30pm

Dec 16 - Craft Day 9:00 - 10:30 Grades 6/7; 12:30 - 2:00 Grade 8

Dec 17 -- Last day of the first semester!

Dec 19 - Jan 3 -- Holiday Break

Civano Parent Association (CPA)

Our next General Membership Meeting is Tuesday 12/8 at 6pm. Meeting will be held virtually, Join with Google Meet:

We will be discussing virtual events and fundraising options for this school year as well as the events below!

Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities:

Teacher Holiday Luncheon Dec 18th

Kids Crafts and Cookies starting Dec 9

Love of Reading Week- March 1-5th

Science Day- March/April 2021 ( Looking for a parent volunteer to lead this committee/event

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please email us at

Site Council Community Member Opening

We have an opening for a Community Member to serve on the Civano Site Council for the remainder of this year.

The Site Council is an advisory council to school leadership regarding policy, school goals, educational enrichment plans and more. We meet once a month on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm or so. We are meeting virtually at this time. If you might be interested in this appointment for the remainder of the year, please contact Lydia Crain at 879-1718 or

Tax Credits

Please enjoy a little sample of art from our Middle School students. Vince Sebastian has our middle school school students digging into their creative forces and producing some truly wonderful work!

We are currently looking for a new art teacher on our Lower School campus. This is a part-time position and the position is posted on the District's website. If you know of someone who may be interested, please ask them to give Lydia a call at 879-1718 or email

At Civano, we use tax credits to fund our art and music/drama classes. As the year comes to an end, please take advantage of public school tax credits. If you owe taxes to the state of Arizona, your contribution will offset what you owe dollar-for-dollar. If you give more than what you owe, you’ll get the extra back as a tax refund. It’s really an amazing opportunity! While none of us enjoy paying taxes, with tax credits you can know that at least some of your tax dollars go directly to benefit young people in our school!

  • Contribute online or via check in the school office.

  • Giving online? Please select “Greatest Need” at the bottom of the page and when directed to choose a school, select “Civano Community School”.

  • Public school tax credit gifts for the 2020 tax year may be made right up to April 15, 2021.

  • Couples filing jointly may take a credit of up to $400 and individuals up to $200.

COVID19 :: Hybrid Learning :: Brick to Click Learning

We will be accepting transitions to Hybrid Learning on the following dates:

Request Deadline: Return Date:

Thursday, Dec. 10: Monday, Jan 4

When you believe you are ready to transition back to in-person learning, please start by completing the request HERE. We will review the requests and make preparations for your child to return at the time you have indicated.

If your family situation has changed or you have concerns about community spread, you can choose to have your student transition from Hybrid Instruction to Brick to Click Learning. Please call Lydia or Nicole at 879-1702 to discuss this.

Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines for Schools to remain open or to close can be found HERE.

Lottery Information Meetings & School Year 21-22(!)

Our families are our best referrals!

If you know of any families interested in Civano Community School for their child, please share our Lottery Information Meeting with them!

Current Families: If you wish for your child(ren) to remain at Civano, you do NOT need to attend a Lottery Information meeting. You will receive a form to share your intent for next year after the holiday break. If you are enrolling a new student to Civano (i.e. an incoming Kindergartener or another grade), please email Lydia starting Nov. 17 and you will be sent a link to the Civano Interest Form.

Interested Families: Any families not currently enrolled at Civano are considered new-to-Civano and they must attend one of the information meetings in order to receive the link to the Civano Interest Form.

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Out of District Open Enrollment?

If your family is attending Civano Community School under Open Enrollment and you plan to continue next year, it is time to reapply for the 21-22 school year!

Open enrollment/transfer applications are considered on an annual basis and a separate application must be submitted for each student each year. Students will be accepted based on space availability at the school/grade/program.

The 2021-2022 online application can be accessed beginning December 1st on the VUSD website under “Our Schools” and then “Registration Information” or through the following link:

The deadline for Civano Community School is Weds., Feb 24, 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Grab and Go Meals

ALL District students are eligible to receive meals with the Grab & Go Meal program. There is not service at Civano, but families can pick up meals at their traditional neighborhood school (i.e. Senita Valley or Rincon Vista Middle School. Please contact Vail Food Service for additional information.

COVID Guidelines

Please keep your child home and away from school and call the office (879-1702) if your child or anyone in the home is experiencing the following:

  • Fever of 100F or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle of body aches
  • Headaches
  • New loss of smell or taste
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Please also have a plan in place to pick up you child in the event he or she begins to display these symptoms at school.

The most up-to-date guidelines for students related to COVID19 can be found HERE on our website.